Spanish Chicken and Rice

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min.


2 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
I'VE had this recipe for 50 years and have probably made it hundreds of times. This dish can be prepared quickly. The portions are just right for two people, and any leftovers are just as delicious the next day. -Mary Nelms, Jacksonville, Florida


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jar (2-1/2 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1-1/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken and shake until well coated. In a skillet, brown chicken in butter over medium heat. Remove chicken; set aside and keep warm.
  2. In the pan drippings, saute onion, green pepper and garlic until tender. Add pimientos and rice. Reduce heat; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in broth, turmeric, chili powder and remaining salt; bring to a boil.
  3. Pour into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish; top with chicken. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear and rice is tender.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 466 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 1909mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 40g protein.